Horizons in Neuroscience Research. Volume 38


Andres Costa (Editor)
Eugenio Villalba (Editor)

Series: Horizons in Neuroscience Research
BISAC: MED057000

Physiotherapy and rehabilitation applications in neurological diseases are important for the treatment of the disease. The basic principle of physiotherapy and rehabilitation is to determine the needs of the patient. As such, the authors discuss the evaluation of the motor functions of neurological diseases for upper and lower extremities separately, as well as sensorial functions and cognitive functions.

Next, a literature review draws attention to studies in which sex was a controlled variable, and presents data regarding sexual dimorphism in a range of aspects developed after brain injury. It is possible to document the accomplishments of different cell death mechanisms and varying degrees of inflammatory response depending on the sex, as well as the distinct susceptibilities of the sexes in terms of mechanisms of cell damage.

Additionally, summary of techniques and indications related to cerebrovascular bypass surgery for aneurysmal subarachnoid hemorrhage cases is provided, maintaining that cerebral revascularization procedures should be further developed by neurosurgeons as they remain the only option of treatment for a significant number of patients.

The authors review their extensive experience with indocyanine green video-angiography and FLOW 800 analysis software during the surgical removal of central nervous system tumors; in particular, they identified 5 possible applications of indocyanine green video-angiography and FLOW 800 in this field.

Data is presented showing the reciprocity between the brain angiotensin II system and amphetamine exposure in the development and expression of behavioral, neurochemical and glial alterations. Particularly, this collection explores how the neuroadaptative responses and neuroinflammation evoked by the psychostimulant and depending on AT1 receptors that might resemble some features linked to different brain disorders.

Lastly, a brief overview of the investigational history in research work on receptor/G-protein coupling is presented. Subsequently, the most recent experimental results in the re-establishment of [35S]GTPyS binding/immunoprecipitation assay are described.
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Table of Contents

Table of Contents


Chapter 1. Physiotherapy Evaluation in Neurological Patients
(Ozden Gokcek and Esra Dogru Huzmeli, Hatay Mustafa Kemal University Health Science Faculty, Physiotherapy and Rehabilitation Department, Hatay, Turkey)

Chapter 2. Neonatal Brain Injury: Hypoxic-Ischemic Risk Factors from Sex Perspective
(Ane Andikoetxea and Daniel Alonso-Alconada, PhD, Department of Cell Biology and Histology, University of the Basque Country, Leioa, Spain)

Chapter 3. Cerebrovascular Bypass Surgery in the Treatment of Brain Aneurysms
(Goran Mrak, Jakob Nemir and Hrvoje Barić, Department of Neurosurgery, Clinical Hospital Center Zagreb, Zagreb University Medical School, Zagreb, Croatia)

Chapter 4. Indocyanine Green Video-Angiography with Flow 800 Analysis: Applications in Neuro-Oncological Surgery
(Morgan Broggi, MD, PhD, Jacopo Falco, MD, Costanza M. Zattra, MD, Marco Schiariti, MD,
Ignazio G. Vetrano, MD, Giovanni Tringali, MD, Giovanni Broggi, MD, Paolo Ferroli, MD, and Francesco Acerbi, MD, PhD, Department of Neurosurgery, Fondazione IRCCS Istituto Neurologico Carlo Besta, Milan, Italy)

Chapter 5. How Deep Amphetamine Impacts Our Brain and Why to Focus on Angiotensin II
(Osvaldo M. Basmadjian, Samanta Armonelli, Victoria B. Occhieppo, Andrea Jaime, Gustavo Baiardi and Claudia Bregonzio, Instituto de Farmacología Experimental Córdoba, Departamento de Farmacología, Facultad de Ciencias Químicas, Universidad Nacional de Córdoba, Córdoba, Argentina, and others)

Chapter 6. Receptor-Mediated Activation of a Certain Type of Gα in Brain Membranes: Re-Establishment of [35S]GTPγS Binding/Immunoprecipitation Assay
(Yuji Odagaki, Department of Psychiatry, Faculty of Medicine, Saitama Medical University, Moroyama-Machi, Saitama, Japan)


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